IntentionSieze the day with this light, refreshing mix of lemon, tangerine, tarragon and celery seed.
Lemon meringue, lemon poppy seed muffins, an ice-cold glass of lemonade on a summer’s day: its impossible to taste this tart, bright fruit without being transported someplace cheerful and warm. The acidic juice dissolves tarnish, deodorizes, disinfects and can even be used as invisible ink. Lemon oil makes an excellent wood polish and nontoxic insecticide, and the leaves of the lemon tree are used for tea and in certain meat and seafood preparations. In Morocco, lemon peels are preserved in huge barrels of salt, creating a piquant condiment bursting with concentrated flavor—just like the vibrant lemon zing you get with every puff of Citrus Zest.
Smaller and squatter than common oranges, tangerines are tiny parcels of cheer. Originally imported from Tangier, Morocco (hence, the name), tangerines are sweeter and more flavorful than their citrus cousins. Their thin rinds make them easy to peel and eat out of hand—or better yet, dipped in chocolate first. An excellent source of vitamin C, folate and beta-carotene, tangerines are often hybridized with other fruits to create varieties like tangelos, mandarins and clementines. Glossy, flame-colored skins render them the perfect edible centerpiece, and tablescapes overflowing with tangerines lend a regal air to any event. We’re sure you’ll feel fancy too with each tangy puff of Citrus Zest.
Tarragon, a member of the sunflower family, is one of the four fines herbs of French cuisine. Known for its slightly bittersweet flavor, and black licorice-like aroma, this aromatic seasoning is best when used sparingly. Tarragon enhances meat and egg dishes, and can take a creamy Béarnaise sauce to the next level; it’s even the main ingredient in a popular soda in many Czech countries. Beyond its unique flavor profile, tarragon, distilled into essential oil, has demonstrated antimicrobial properties and can induce sleep, increase appetite and relieve pain. Sort of reminds us of the benefits you’ll get from every anise-perfumed puff of Citrus Zest.
Tiny, oblong celery seeds pack a surprisingly powerful flavor punch, shared with an impressive nutritional profile and a long list of health benefits. We chose them for their slightly bitter, grassy notes but that doesn’t mean we love them less for containing nearly all the essential vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. Celery seeds have been widely used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, mainly as an anti-inflammatory, a diuretic or a cold remedy; recent studies even suggest they have tumor-fighting capabilities. The concentrated celery flavor seemed a natural accompaniment to bright citrus, so if you seek a party on your palate, Citrus Zest is about to become your new favorite.